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Old 04-26-2011, 06:31 PM   #1
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How can open kde or gnome desktop in a X server?


Hallo:

I execute Linux applications in Windows using an X server for Windows and setting DISPLAY variable in Linux to X server of Windows.

Ex: With putty I connect to Linux and setting DISPLAY to my Windows X Server, run Linux OpenOffice.

But, is possible to run a KDE or GNOME desktop, with menus, taskbar, ...
What command do I have to run?

Thanks
 
Old 04-26-2011, 07:31 PM   #2
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This sounds like you are trying to run a VNC server; Are you trying to have a remote desktop off of your linux server? There are many programs out there you can use - http://bobpeers.com/linux/vnc.php
That is just one site out there.

Hope that helps,

Josh
 
Old 04-26-2011, 07:38 PM   #3
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I got the impression that he wants to run Gnome or KDE directly on the Windows computer.

There are projects to do this. When I first read the original post I looked them up. Both projects profess to be far from ready for general use.

@Felipe: Use Google to search for the following phrases, one at a time.
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KDE for Windows
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Gnome for Windows
 
Old 04-26-2011, 07:44 PM   #4
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Or maybe both? So then we wait for the OP....
 
Old 04-27-2011, 03:05 AM   #5
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Thanks for reply.

I know I'm not explaining my self very well, so I'll try again.

What I try is to execute Linux programs from Windows. What I do:
- I run an X Sever in Windows (Xmin).
- I connect to Linux server using putty.
- Stablish DISPLAY to Windows X Server.
- Run Linux application.

Really, what I do for simplifying the work is create, in a shared folder, Windows direct access to do this work.
Ex: I create a link called "tora - Run Oracle Administration Tool.lnk".

When users want to run Tora in Windows, they don't have to install it. Just press the link and it runs a .cmd which does the previous operations. So users can run konsole, LibreOffice, tora, ... and all Linux programs as if they where installed in Windows Clients. And as the Linux and Windows computers are joined to Active Directory, each users access has its own configuration for each program.

Thus, they can try this programs without having to install them.

Can you understand now?

So as I can run all Linux programs... Why not allowing to run a remote desktop (I know I can do it with Vnc, Xrdp, NX, ...)
If user run "konsole", a Linux konsole is open in Windows client. And then he can open X programs (I don't create links for all Linux programs, so the can run the konsole link and run any program).
After displaying konsole, if I type "konqueror", konqueror is opened in Windows client.

If type kdesktop, desktop of kde is open, but the menu bar, tool bar doesn't appear...

Here is an image:
http://picpaste.com/pics/kdesktop-DH...1303895179.png

I detail it:
- My client is a Windows 7.
- Open a konsole in a remote linux (titled shell-konsole)
- Run kdesktop command.
- A new window titled "KDE Desktop" is opened.

But no menu or application bar is opened. An it doesn't takes my configuration (my configuration is Spanish).

Understood now?

Thanks

Last edited by Felipe; 04-27-2011 at 05:10 AM.
 
Old 04-27-2011, 05:25 PM   #6
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I knew it was easy, but couldn't remember.
The only I have to type is "kicker".
But is it's not in full screen, the kicker appears at any place, instead of the top and bottom of the kdesktop.

Thanks for help.
 
  


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